Archive | February, 2010

Springs and Sagaponack Eye a Move to Pierson

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Marissa Maier A visitor to Sagaponack Village might believe the one-room schoolhouse on Main Street has remained untouched since it was built in 1885. Pint-sized students sit on old-fashioned wooden desks with inkwells and a cast-iron stove located at the front of the classroom keeps them warm. Though everything seems sleepy enough, changes are [...]

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Sag Harbor Parent Launches Special Education PTA

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Marissa Maier In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon wrote in the Religious Meditation of Heresies, “Knowledge is power.” Nearly four centuries later, the ubiquitous quote is applied to many different situations including the formation of the Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) of the East End. For Cynthia McKelvey, co-founder of SEPTA and a Sag [...]

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Booth Balances Social Justice with Social Grace

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Marissa Maier As a child, Gini Booth effortlessly tread between two disparate worlds. By day, Booth could be found on the streets of New York City and its environs protesting racial prejudices and socioeconomic injustices with her father, Judge William Henry Booth, an African-American New York City Criminal Court Judge and Chairman of the [...]

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A Conversation with US Census Rep William Harfmann

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Marissa Maier The 2010 U.S. Census is kicking off in March and this week the Express sat down with U.S. Census Long Island Regional Manager William Harfmann to talk about why the census matters and what it could mean to the 2012 presidential election. Why does the census matter? The census is a snapshot [...]

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Girls to Women in Bridgehampton

Posted on 19 February 2010

Growing up, Latisha J. Ellis has many fond memories, but as a girl she also remembers the awkward summer she had to switch from an undershirt to a D-cup bra seemingly overnight. At the same time she watched schoolmates become mothers over the course of a summer, pushing strollers instead of handling backpacks and preparing [...]

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Food, Family, Art & Yes, Garlic Rolls at Cappelletti

Posted on 19 February 2010

A fifth generation chef, Luigi Tagliasacchi has spent over 30 years cultivating his craft and learning the business of food. At his most recent venture, Noyac’s Cappelletti Italian Restaurant, Tagliasacchi has found a home where family-friendly, yet sophisticated cuisine is paired with family, art and a lot of love. In the restaurant business since the [...]

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Letters February 18, 2010

Posted on 19 February 2010

Room to Grow Dear Bryan, My grandfather, Bill Trimpin, was a Sag Harbor Village Trustee for sixteen years before being elected Mayor in 1946. He died from a heart attack in 1951 when I was one year old. I only know him from photographs, family stories, and the comments of villagers. By all accounts he [...]

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An Organization of Their Own

Posted on 19 February 2010

Sag Harbor, arguably, has the highest percentage of classified special education students of any school district in the area. It is therefore little surprise that a local parent was the one who decided it was time for mothers and fathers of special ed students to have their own Parent Teachers Association. In Sag Harbor, about [...]

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Hear What They’re Saying

Posted on 19 February 2010

We urge you to attend one of several evenings scheduled over the next week or so to meet the two candidates who are vying for the one available seat on the Southampton Town Board. The seat was formerly held by Anna Throne-Holst, who was elected the town’s supervisor last year. A special election will be [...]

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Winter of the Thumb

Posted on 19 February 2010

By Karl Grossman This is the winter I will remember for the snow and what that snow did to, yes, my finger. It also marked my entry into the world of finger and hand therapy on Long Island. Who knew that even existed? It’s not all the fault of the snow. Amber had a role. [...]

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